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    Patterson getting it together?

    Patterson starting to live up to potential with Reds?

    Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker has been happy with the way center fielder Corey Patterson has played the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

    "For a guy who came in late, he looks good," Baker said. "He's worked on things. He's always been a very good outfielder, good arm, probably one of the fastest guys in baseball."

    At 28, Patterson looks like he may start to live up to his big billing as a prospect. "He's doing things now that you would have hoped he did earlier," Baker said. "For him, it was on-the-job training in the big leagues."

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    Re: Patterson getting it together?

    Patterson had a nice late run last year at the plate...the guy could have a great year at GAB....at the very least, he will be a huge upgrade defensively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wojo1025 View Post
    Patterson starting to live up to potential with Reds?

    Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker has been happy with the way center fielder Corey Patterson has played the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

    "For a guy who came in late, he looks good," Baker said. "He's worked on things. He's always been a very good outfielder, good arm, probably one of the fastest guys in baseball."

    At 28, Patterson looks like he may start to live up to his big billing as a prospect. "He's doing things now that you would have hoped he did earlier," Baker said. "For him, it was on-the-job training in the big leagues."

    Source: Cincinnati Enquirer
    I don't think I have ever heard anyone say Patterson has a "good arm". I always thought he had a pretty weak arm.

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    My issues with Patterson's ST numbers. .387 OBP with a BA at .367. I love the high BA, but its unlikely that he is going to hit at a .367 clip all season. If he is going to be our lead off hitter, he needs to get on base at the .387 clip, but its going to be difficult if he doesn't take a couple more walks. In 31 PAs this spring he has taken 1 walk. Its hard to get on base during a slump if you only walk 3% of the time.

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    Re: Patterson getting it together?

    On the Baseball Tonight Fantasy Special this afternoon, they had a "Bold Prediction" segment. These were just that, BOLD predictions and Eric Karabell said that Patterson would go 30/30. He said the 30 SB's were almost a given and if FeLo hit 23 homers in GABP then Patterson can hit 30. He also said that the motivation for a long term contract will push him too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HalMorrisRules View Post
    On the Baseball Tonight Fantasy Special this afternoon, they had a "Bold Prediction" segment. These were just that, BOLD predictions and Eric Karabell said that Patterson would go 30/30. He said the 30 SB's were almost a given and if FeLo hit 23 homers in GABP then Patterson can hit 30. He also said that the motivation for a long term contract will push him too.
    I don't think it will happen but has there ever been 2 players that hit 30/30 in the same season on the same team.

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    Re: Patterson getting it together?

    From everything I have read it actually sounds like Patterson is not trying to hit home runs. From scouting reports on him the latter half of last year, to him talking during interviews and several news articles. All signs point to him working to get on base instead of hitting home runs.

    I would be happier with a much higher OBP and more steals that 30 home runs. Get on base and steal bases, that is his job and I think he is accepting it.

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    Quite possibly the reason he never walks is because Dusty hates walks. He wants all his players free-swinging and would rather see them K than BB. That is the fact, jack. And no coincidence that Dusty was his manager for a good deal of his career and his OBP sucks.
    Who's on first?

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    It is foolish to say that he would rather see a K than a BB. He would just rather the players be more aggressive. I disagree with that, but that is how he sees it. If you have a player that is patient at the plate and works the count, consider yourself lucky. 5 of 6 team leaders in walks made the playoffs last year. The #1 team, Boston.

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    I'll buy everyone here a beer if Patterson hits 30 HR's. No way that happens.
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    I think it's entirely possible. They want Bruce to stay down as long as possible, so if Patterson is lighting it up they'll keep him down. I don't see 30/30, but anywhere close, with a respectable average and OBP is great for a late free agent signing.
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    Re: Patterson getting it together?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grande Donkey View Post
    I don't think it will happen but has there ever been 2 players that hit 30/30 in the same season on the same team.
    The Jose and Mark from the Oakland A's bash brothers? I think they did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Z-Fly View Post
    The Jose and Mark from the Oakland A's bash brothers? I think they did.
    I doubt Mark McGuire stole 30 bases in his whole career.

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    Whoa, how ironic. Patterson walked in his first AB today.

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    Re: Patterson getting it together?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend Doo-Rag View Post
    I doubt Mark McGuire stole 30 bases in his whole career.
    Nope. His career high was 3 (in 1997). He had to go to another league to do that, though.

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